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Wiesenthal Center: Boycott Royal Dutch Shell on Iran trade

The Jerusalem Post

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
10/03/2010 03:02

Center: “The once proud reputation of Royal Dutch Shell, has been sullied by irresponsible greed.”

BERLIN – The Simon Wiesenthal Center  called last week for a boycott of Royal Dutch Shell gas stations because of the energy company’s increased import of Iranian crude oil.

“We urge the public to avoid Shell gas stations and give their business to companies that honor sanctions. Until Shell publicly announces the cancellation of further crude oil purchases from Iran, all who are concerned for world peace and human rights should leave Shell products on the shelf,” said Dr. Shimon Samuels, head of the Wiesenthal Center’s International Relations section.

The Anglo-Dutch energy company has long been accused of failing to be transparent about its Iran business.

Samuels wrote in a letter to Peter Voser, Shell’s CEO, that “reportedly, in the months immediately following the imposition of sanctions, your company raised purchases by 27 percent, at the same time enjoying an increased discount due to the ‘reputational risk’ for companies trading with Iran.” read more

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